Air Liquide first quarter profits up nearly 7%


Air Liquide Group revenue for the first quarter of 2012 reached €3.779m is up 6.7% when compared to the results of the same quarter in 2011.  

After a fourth quarter in 2011 characterised by a slow-down in growth related to the global economic situation – the first quarter results of 2012 reflects “progressive growth in the volumes consumed by clients of the group,” according to Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of the Air Liquide Group.

“The increase of the order intake in Engineering & Construction and the stability at a high level of the group’s 12-month portfolio of opportunities are tangible signs of the continuing strength in our clients’ investment projects; they reinforce our confidence in the medium term.”

“All of the initiatives taken within the ALMA 2015 program continue to contribute to the improvement of our performance indicators, and allow us to achieve growth while controlling expenses.”

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